Decarbonization of electricity is playing a key role in meeting the goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Due to seasonal and weather-related limitations inherent to wind and solar renewable energies, an electricity storage strategy must be part of the solution.
The lithium-ion battery (LIB) is a proven energy storage technology for electric and hybrid vehicles and its use in electric power grids is essential to balancing electricity production to provide reliable and sustainable energy sources. Lithium and REE are important materials required for large-scale LIB success. Some of the challenges currently being addressed regarding these elements include environmental protection at extraction sites, improved battery efficiency and lifetime, improved recycling of LIB, and maintaining cutting edge analytical technologies that keep up with the changing LIB landscape.
Download this white paper to learn about the trends, challenges and analytical testing solutions for limited resources like lithium and rare earth elements (REE) towards providing power grid and vehicle electrification.